The Dordogne

Canoeing the Dordogne

We park in Beynac and then, after waiting for a traffic jam caused by an oil truck and a semi meeting on the medieval road running through this little castle town, take a bus down to our put-in Vitrac. This is a cool river run because we see everything from...

Daily Rhythms

It’s one-to-one marketing here in Belves. The baker, the butcher and the fruit-and-veg man have me point to what I want and wrap it up for me. I never touch it until I pay for it. I love it. Efficient, no. Pleasant,...

The Cutest House in the Cutest Village

“Why did you pick this house?” asked the young friend accompanying us on our vacation. We had flown across the Atlantic, spent several hours in Charles de Gaulle before our flight to Bordeaux finally took off and now we were driving, driving, driving...